Police Briefs 06-26-2018

June 28, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Larceny from Motor Vehicle 06/13/18 – A victim parked his 2016 Ford Fusion on Charles Street at around 8:30 p.m. on June 12, but when he returned to the vehicle at 1 a.m., the front passenger’s side window was broken and a backpack with a MacBook...

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Letter to the Editor

June 28, 2018
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Plan for 82 Mount Vernon St. raises grave concerns Dear Editor: I am writing to inform you of what is happening at 82 Mount Vernon St., here in Beacon Hill. Back in July of 2017, a developer purchased the entire building for $4 million with a loan from Hingham Institution of Savings for purchase...

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Promises to Make to Yourself

June 28, 2018
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You make promises to others but what promises do you make to yourself?  Making appropriate commitments to yourself is essential for guiding your life in the direction you desire.  If you don’t take care of yourself, no one else will. Start with a belief in yourself along with recognizing that you have inside you...

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Enjoy a Safe and Sane Fourth

June 28, 2018
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The summer season’s big holiday, the Fourth of July, soon will be upon us. Millions of Americans will be celebrating the holiday — which will be a long and extended five-day weekend for many of us — with friends and family in a multitude of ways. Boating, beaching, mountain hiking, and summer getaways of...

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Kingsley Montessori Graduation

June 21, 2018
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Kingsley Montessori Graduation

Students embrace and remember some great memories from elementary school during the Kingsley Montessori School graduation on Thursday, June 13, in the Back Bay Events Center.

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City Council Adopts Amended Short-Term Rental Ordinance:Eliminates Investor Units, Leeway on Owner-Occupants

June 21, 2018
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The Boston City Council voted late Wednesday afternoon to adopt Mayor Martin Walsh’s amended short-term rental ordinance by a vote of 11-2, eliminating the controversial investor units that have been described as “de facto hotels,” but also giving some new leeway to owner-occupants to rent out their units for short-term platforms. “We have eliminated...

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy to Celebrate 20 Years with Art Exhibition

June 21, 2018
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The Emerald Necklace Conservancy turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, they have proposed a 12-week art exhibition in the parks. This is one of three initiatives the Conservancy is pursuing to honor the anniversary. Exhibition Curator and Project Manager Jen Mergel presented the proposal at a Boston Art Commission hearing on June 12....

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Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner

June 21, 2018
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SUMMER EVENING AT OTIS HOUSE THIS THURSDAY Get your tickets online at www.bhcivic.org or call the BHCA office at 617-227-1922.   The Beacon Hill Civic Association has various committees that focus on a targeted range of issues and initiatives aligning with the BHCA mission. Committee chairs volunteer their time and share their expertise to...

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Charles River Watershed Association Welcomes New Executive Director

June 21, 2018
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The Charles River Watershed Association announced that it has named Emily Norton, who is currently director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Sierra Club, as CRWA’s new executive director. She succeeds longtime CRWA Executive Director Bob Zimmerman. Norton, of Newton, brings widespread experience in both politics and environmental advocacy to CRWA.  Prior to joining...

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Carvalho Sees His Public Service as Setting Strong Foundation for DA Run

June 21, 2018
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Evandro Carvalho believes his campaign for Suffolk County District Attorney is picking up momentum with just under three months to go before the Democratic primary is held on Sept. 4. “It’s an honor to be running, to get to know the various communities in Suffolk County, and I believe we have a great shot...

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Police Briefs 06-19-2018

June 21, 2018
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Beacon Hill Beat From Boston Police Area A-1 Assault and Battery 06/03/18 – A Charles Street restaurant worker reported another employee assaulted him at around 4 p.m. The supervisor said the victim got into a verbal altercation with an employee over doing his side work before it escalated into a physical assault. The store...

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Residents Lack Access to Primary and Specialty Care

June 21, 2018
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While Massachusetts has led the nation with health care reform, residents of the Commonwealth continue to lack basic access to primary and specialty care across the state. Poor patient access to care, an uncontrolled opioid epidemic and rising healthcare costs together present a perfect storm.  Many states however, have been proactive about removing practice...

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Letters to the Editor

June 21, 2018
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My vote in support of Mayor Walsh’s Short Term Rental Ordinance Dear Editor: “Last night, along with many of my colleagues, I attended a ‘Make Boston Affordable!’ community meeting and rally at the Boston Teachers Union co-sponsored by MAHA and the GBIO. Four hundred concerned residents showed up, representing every walk of life, they...

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Visiting the Nichols House

June 15, 2018
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Visiting the Nichols House

Patrons of the de Young Museum in San Francisco, including curator Timothy Burgard, far left, visited the Nichols House Museum on June 8. The Nichols House is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours on the hour. The current exhibition Their Objects, Their Stories: The Nichols Women...

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DCR Completes Restoration Work on Mugar Way Sidewalk

June 15, 2018
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DCR Completes Restoration Work on Mugar Way Sidewalk

The Department of Conservation and Recreation recently completed a $140,000 restoration of the David G. Mugar Way sidewalk, according to Commissioner Leo Roy. The work area extends from Beaver Place nearly to Charles Street, and the scope of the project included repaving the sidewalk, which had fallen into a state of disrepair. “It’s a...

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Dorothy Arnold’s Paintings at Stephen Score Gallery

June 15, 2018
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Over the last 30 years, at dozens of shows, a lot of smart, art-savvy people have written about the work of Dorothy Arnold. I’m not going to quote them. But I am going to quote something Dorothy told me on almost every occasion I visited her magnificent Cambridge studio to talk about the possibility...

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Walking Tour a Treat for Chocolate Lovers

June 15, 2018
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Launching Saturday, June 16, a new, 90-minute walking tour of Beacon Hill will allow guests to indulge their sweet tooth while learning about the history of chocolate. At 3:30 p.m., Anne Wright, founder of Tipsy Chocolates, which also offers Back Bay chocolate tours and truffle-making classes, will convene with tour-goers in the main lounge...

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Prescott House a Neighborhood Hidden Gem

June 15, 2018
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Overlooking the Boston Common, the William Hickling Prescott House at 55 Beacon St. is not only a time capsule that allows visors to explore Boston’s past, but also unbeknownst to many, it has served as the Boston headquarters of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America for nearly 75 years. The Prescott...

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Boston Public Library Schedule

June 15, 2018
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Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard (www.bpl.org/concerts) series will run through Friday, August 31, bringing a range of free music to one of Boston’s most beautiful spaces during one-hour concerts throughout the summer. Concerts are held twice each week on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday concerts are...

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Electrical Workers Local 103 Partners with Red Sox for Charitable Initiatives

June 15, 2018
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For many years, union electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 have been brightening historic Fenway Park by providing comprehensive electrical services to the Boston Red Sox organization – including the operation and servicing of the lights that shine over the most historic park in Major League Baseball.  Now, IBEW Local 103 members, along with the union...

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Making History on the Common Again

June 15, 2018
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Despite the pouring rain, more than 500 Boston schoolchildren came to the ninth annual Making History on the Common on Monday, June 4. The kids learned about the rich history of Boston Common starting with the first Native American inhabitants, to the energizing Colonial times, through the thought-provoking protests of the 1960s with interactive...

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Michlewitz Backs Zakim for Secretary of State

June 15, 2018
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State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, who represents the North End, Bay Village, South End and Chinatown,  announced that he is endorsing Josh Zakim in his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Secretary of State. “I truly believe that Josh’s progressive platform is exactly what the office needs to bring the state into the modern era,”...

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BCYF to Hold Series of Free Girls Only Events

June 15, 2018
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Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) invites Boston girls to Girls Nights, a series of free girls-only events throughout the summer.  All activities are designed to bring girls together in a safe, non-competitive environment where they can be themselves, meet other girls their age and engage with role models. BCYF Girls Nights also...

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Wintermantel to Have Show at Copley Society

June 15, 2018
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The Copley Society of Art is proud to present Evanescent, a solo show of oil paintings by Copley Master Mikel Wintermantel in the Back Bay Room. This exhibition opens with a reception on Thursday, June 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Copley Society, located at 158 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116, and...

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